Published May 2018
Android vs. Mac, or Apple vs. PC!
Yes, let me go there.
I am grouping, what I know, are many different devices into two brands, or let me rather call them ‘teams’. I am also not negating the fact that while we have many varieties of devices in these ‘Teams’, there is still a very obvious divide.
I also need to address the fact that there really aren’t that many operating softwares to choose from in these teams. Of course, team Apple has exclusive software, and then we have an open market for team PC.
Never the less, the three major sub-players in these teams, specifically for software, are Google, Apple and Microsoft.
Please remember this article is not about better hardware or better software. It is about the better Team!
The team includes all aspects and facets of the brand so I am blurring some lines for simplicity only to help reach the conclusion in this article.
We have two teams. Team Steve Jobs and Team Even Roberts.
Wait… who is Even Roberts?
Well, the creator of the first commercial PC. And for many people, this is probably the first time you even hear his name, which is a point I will get to later. ‘Ed’ would be forgotten a decade after the creation of his PC and replaced by Bill, who gave us IBM’s first PC, which hit the shelves in 1981. Bill Gates really took over the PC from a software point of view.
First Apple was created in 1976, by Steve.
Let’s rather call it Teams Steve vs. Bill.
Bill is worth 91 billion USD, Steven was worth 11 billion USD when he died. Does that mean Team PC wins because it is worth more? I guess I can see that argument for some.
How about PC outliving Apple… like its founders?
I could also see that as a valid argument.
Team Steve has around 600 million users. PC has between 1.5 and 3 billion users. So does this mean Team Bill wins again because of figures?
Perhaps, but that is not the way I will determine the outcome.
Sticking with the subject of figures—I am sure many nerds can relate—I cannot count how many times I have debated which of these two brands are better. The most recent debate was with a new partner, and they did not share my point of view… which creates challenges of its own but better suited for a dating blog.
I have always advocated team PC, but for the purpose of this article, I promise readers I am unbiased. Why can you trust that promise? Because I am writing this for me as much as for others. The last thing I want is to be a sheep, or follow some sort of brand loyalty that perhaps should have expired a decade ago. So, without more waffling, let’s get into which is better; team Apple or team PC, team Steve or Bill.
For Team Bill
For Team Steve
The difference between the two teams has lessened a lot in the last 5 years.
This will become even less of a gap, because regardless of the device or team, the choice of the Browser is more important now; because the Browser is where most services will run in the future for just about every application.
I do think Chrome has the most potential here to win and it is, of course, linked to team Bill.
But if you are going to the shops tomorrow and you really want facts that no one can argue with, please consider this above all the points:
If it’s the choice made for life itself … well then that’s enough of an argument to keep me on Team Bill.
Published May 2018